At Stanville we are following the ‘Letter and Sounds’ guidance to plan and deliver phonics. The guidance is split into 5 phases. During Nursery the children will be taught Phase 1 and begin to introduced to letter sounds in Phase 2. During Reception the children are taught Phase 3 and Phase 4, this is where the children continue to learn different letter and sound combinations including diagraphs. When the children reach Year 1 the main focus is on Phase 5 – this looks at all the alternate pronunciations and graphemes for sounds. Phase 6 is taught in Year 2.
As a school we also use Phonics Play planning and resources to support the delivery of Letters and Sounds as well as activities found on Espresso, which the school subscribes to and children can access from home.